Cool Shoes, Paraphernalia & Desiderata - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RJman, Feb 5, 2010.

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    I was pleased to win this, but now the seller is trying to ding me for $100 to ship it to England [​IMG]
    You can have it sent to me if you like. I only charge $95. Seriously, I can forward it on to England for much much cheaper if you like. $55 max.
     
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    Wow! And I repeat: Wow! The rich are different from you and me.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT


    [​IMG] Perfect for the travelling luxury jewellery seller.

    To ship it Priority Mail International in a box measuring 14" x 14' x 14" weighing 5lbs would be $39. For a 16" x 16" x 16" box weighing 7lbs would be $44.

    Go to usps.com can do the calcs yourself and suggest to the seller that they can use one of those methods and even purchase the postage online.


    I can imagine the seller will tell him to go "f" himself [​IMG]
     
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    Maybe, maybe not. Just shows willingness on buyers part to complete the transaction for a fair shipping rate. I've had these requests and have made them as well.

    I always offer a fair shipping rate overseas - even if the buyer was in a country I didn't initially offer to send to.

    My usual experience with buying an item before checking shipping have been a fairly negative affair. The usual response is a ridiculously high price and a response that I should have checked before I bid. I may have just been unlucky with crappy sellers tough.
     
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    ^I always ask before bidding if does not ship worldwide. And I'm using mostly ebay UK / ship to CH.
    What happens though if the seller is answering by email with a small shipping cost and when you request the total s/he charges more? Can you use the answer as proof?
     
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    I always offer a fair shipping rate overseas - even if the buyer was in a country I didn't initially offer to send to.

    My usual experience with buying an item before checking shipping have been a fairly negative affair. The usual response is a ridiculously high price and a response that I should have checked before I bid. I may have just been unlucky with crappy sellers tough.


    I just sold a $35 item going to UK and made an error in the listing so the international shipping didn't show - so I invoiced for US$5 1st class w/an option for insurance. Overcharging for shipping is very irritating to buyers (although I've had people complain when the charges were fair, as well).
     
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